Evolving from nine BPOE/SDBA workshops in conjunction with ASPLOS, VLDB, and ICS, Bench is an international multidisciplinary conference on benchmarks, standards, data sets, evaluation, and optimization. Bench 2023 is the fifteenth edition. The Bench conference encompasses a wide range of topics in benchmarks, datasets, metrics, indexes, measurement, evaluation, optimization, supporting methods and tools, and industry best practices in computer science, AI, medicine, finance, education, management, etc. Bench’s multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers from different areas and communities to discuss practical and theoretical work.
Bench 2023 invites manuscripts describing original work in the above areas and topics (Call for Papers). All accepted papers will be presented at the Bench 2023 conference and published by Springer LNCS (Pending, Indexed by EI). At least one of the authors of the TBench articles published last year is requested to present their work at the Bench conference.
Regularly, the Bench conference will present the BenchCouncil Achievement Award ($3000), the BenchCouncil Rising Star Award ($1000), the BenchCouncil Best Paper Award ($1000), and the BenchCouncil Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Awards in Computer Architecture ($1000) and in other areas ($1000). This year, the BenchCouncil Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award includes two tracks: computer architecture and other areas. Among the submissions of each track, four candidates will be selected as finalists. They will be invited to give a 30-minute presentation at the Bench 2023 Conference and contribute research articles to BenchCouncil Transactions on Benchmarks, Standards and Evaluation. Finally, for each track, one among the four will receive the award for each track, which carries a $1,000 honorarium.
With generous support from BenchCouncil, Bench 2023 will offer travel grants for students to defray a portion of their travel cost. The size and number of these grants will vary depending on funding availability, the number of student applicants, and their respective priority. Grant awards will be made before the early registration deadline; expenses will be reimbursed after the conference; grant recipients will be asked to submit original receipts to verify their expenditures as well as a 1-page summary of their involvement during the conference. While we encourage all in need of a travel grant to apply, the selection process will give higher priority to students who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. We strongly encourage applications from students that belong to under-represented groups.